News by Topic: K-12

  • July 31, 2020

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    Douglas Merrill retires from RIT after 40 years, establishes student fund

    Douglas Merrill, who inspired countless students during his 40-year tenure in the College of Science and the College of Health Sciences and Technology, has retired. He developed the Premedical Advisory Program and created the Center for Bioscience Education and Technology. And he retires with numerous honors recognizing his outstanding teaching and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • July 2, 2020

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    RIT Camp Tiger offers virtual Dungeons and Dragons this summer

    The K-12 University Center at RIT is offering virtual summer camp programming this year centered around the popular roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons. A series of weeklong workshops for students in fifth to 12th grades will run July 6 through Aug. 14.

  • May 26, 2020

    Elementary school children play with small robots they created.

    Annual youth robotics camp at RIT goes online for summer

    Students interested in learning more about building, programming and developing robots and robotics apps will be able to participate in RIT’s annual RoboCamp during online sessions this summer. Camps will be offered starting June 29 through Aug. 14 with several sections to accommodate age and skill level of participants.

  • March 18, 2020

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    RIT’s K-12 program partners with Army

    RIT’s K-12 University Center is leveraging the university’s strength in experiential learning and career readiness in a new partnership with the Army Educational Outreach Program. RIT will receive $14 million to expand the Army’s apprenticeship programs and cultivate a STEM-literate workforce that reflects the nation’s demographics.

  • March 4, 2020

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    Imagine RIT gives students a stage

    The annual festival, now in its 13th year, is a showcase day for RIT. But Imagine RIT isn’t just a one-day celebration. Every day, RIT students, faculty and staff are working to pair technology, art and design in ways that move the world forward.

  • February 5, 2020

    elementary school children watching demo of drill press.

    Pioneers of Progress: RIT celebrates National Engineers Week

    RIT is one of hundreds of universities and organizations across the country involved in National Engineers Week, taking place Feb. 16-22. Events include talks with engineering alumni and open house sessions for K-12 students and families.

  • December 3, 2019

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    RIT gifted 177-acre estate to expand research, educational offerings

    RIT will use a substantial gift of real estate in Penfield to expand the university’s research and educational offerings in ecology, agriculture, sustainability and other fields. Amy Leenhouts Tait and Robert C. Tait have gifted to the university their 177-acre property, which will be dedicated as the Tait Preserve of RIT.